Gluten free dinner party

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Newjobnewstart Tue 04-May-21 17:46:59

Hi im holding a dinner party in a few weeks once restrictions allow. One of my guests is gluten free any ideas, id like us all to eat the same if possible.


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Pinchoftums Tue 04-May-21 17:50:38

Pad Thai? (Just use gluten free soy sauce)
Malay fish stew
Most curries are GF
Shepard's pie
Meat or fish with Veg

Chocolate mousse
Chocolate torte with almond flour

caramelsalted Tue 04-May-21 18:04:04

What were you thinking?

Just be careful of stock cubes and sauces.

Gluten free isn't that hard.

Dessert - gu do a gluten free range or go old school and do an Eaton mess

Fivemoreminutes1 Tue 04-May-21 18:10:38

Champagne or Prosecco risotto
Venison stroganoff
Savoury cheesecake
Hasselback chicken

AtleastitsnotMonday Tue 04-May-21 19:27:26

If you want 3 courses I’d go for asparagus wrapped in Parma ham
Followed by Monk Fish with tomato, ginger and garlic and herby, crushed Jersey Royals, green beans and tender stem broccoli
Then Nigellas Brownies with fresh berries and cream.

BestestBrownies Tue 04-May-21 19:30:09

What did you have in mind originally?

We could be here all day making menu suggestions, so would help to know your preferences please OP

BestestBrownies Tue 04-May-21 19:32:11

I’m coeliac and a total foodie, so have a decent repertoire to suggest from wink

Also, are you a skilled cook or would you prefer easier dishes?

Calmingvibrations Tue 04-May-21 19:32:21

Anything with pasta - you can swap for gluten free version - most alternatives are quite nice.

But yes, be careful of anything pre made etc as gluten seems to turn up in the most unlikely places!

Haudyourwheesht Tue 04-May-21 19:33:34

Roast dinner

Twinkie01 Tue 04-May-21 20:34:39

Nigella does. Chocolate torte type thing with almond flour. It's amazing with mascarpone

caramelsalted Tue 04-May-21 20:40:34

Also gluten free or celiac

Different animals and you need to be much more careful for celiac

CovidCorvid Tue 04-May-21 20:46:23

Curry of some description?

CovidCorvid Tue 04-May-21 20:47:36

And remember to be careful of cross no using a jar of anything where previously a knife which has touched bread may have been in.

pastabest Tue 04-May-21 20:53:26

We are a gluten free household

We just eat normal food, I use cornflour or gluten free flour in sauces, I've got a great shortcrust gluten free pastry recipe which is indistinguishable from normal pastry.

We swap normal pasta for gluten free and we buy specific brands of soy sauce etc that are gluten free.

What would you be cooking if gluten free wasn't an issue?

Newjobnewstart Tue 04-May-21 21:43:32

Apologies my phone died some great suggestions here. I would normally do pulled pork or a chilli with chorizo or curry bit we normally get curry there so want to do something different.
Im not skilled but can follow a recipe.
I thought mexican fajitas and possiblt chilli nachos. But i think nachos have gluten?

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caramelsalted Tue 04-May-21 21:50:00

Nacho can be corned based and gluten free. You need to read the ingredients and again it will depend if the visitor is celiac and what they can tolerate.

notapizzaeater Tue 04-May-21 21:54:22

Pulled pork can be done GF.

notapizzaeater Tue 04-May-21 21:55:15

Asda smart price nachos are gf (Sainsbury's / Tesco basics used to be but I've not been near one in 14 months - bloody Covid !)

pastabest Tue 04-May-21 21:56:36

Tortilla chips tend to be corn based so naturally gluten free but sometimes you have to check for what's in the seasonings on them. It's pretty easy to find ones that are gluten free, most supermarket own brand ones are.

You can buy corn based tortilla wraps for fajitas but they are harder to find these days, most are now part wheat based. Old El Paso has a good gluten free range though. If you are doing something like that it's worth asking what their wrap preference is as most people on GF diet will have their 'go to' wrap/ bread product.

danadas Tue 04-May-21 21:58:28

I would make things that are naturally gluten free rather than using GF alternatives (like flour, pasta etc) as it is pretty rank at the best of times 😁

Localher0 Tue 04-May-21 22:00:53

My daughter is coeliac and loves chorizo - most of it is GF. A chilli would be an easy option - just avoid Worcester sauce (use Henderson's instead) and make sure stock is GF. Doritos aren't GF but Sainsbury's sell tortilla chips that are - as are
Lidl own brand.

If coeliac then you'll need to be a lot more careful to avoid cross contamination. See CoeliacUK website for help.

Newjobnewstart Tue 04-May-21 22:29:05

Im sure just gluten free not coliac. I honestly thought chorizo had gluten in it, thats my go to for jazzing up any recipe. Thanks

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ChocOrange1 Tue 04-May-21 22:32:38

Pulled pork is easy to do GF, but if you're having it in buns obviously their would need to be different.

I would agree on making food which is naturally GF esther than using substitutes which are expensive but not very nice.

Cattitudes Tue 04-May-21 22:33:09

Although I tested negative for coeliac many years ago, even traces can make me quite ill so it isn't as easy to say if not coeliac you can be less careful. Yes it might not harm me as much in the long term as my friend who has coeliac but no symptoms, however your guest won't thank you if they are up all night with diarrhea. I will generally know fairly soon that something is wrong because my lips start to tingle. If you currently use flour in your cooking I would be careful of using anything that you have baked in using normal flour - such as baking tins etc. We don't have any loose flour in the house to avoid cross contamination. The others do have shop made pizza but only ever cooked on dedicated pizza stones which I never use and they have to put them out etc. Other people might be different though and might be fine with a greater chance of cross contamination.

There are now more decent gluten free wraps and nachos, also potato based food is generally fine. For dessert there are some lovely cake recipes if you can be sure that there is no cross contamination, make sure that you use a gf recipe, or merengue, fruit salad, sorbet, ice cream.

bathorshower Tue 04-May-21 22:52:15

If you're doing a dessert, I'd definitely suggest something naturally gluten free - meringues or mousse perhaps. I had to go gluten free a couple of years ago, and I've been reasonably successful with baking since, but I've definitely found that substituting in gluten free flour works fine for some recipes, but really doesn't for others! And some dedicated gluten free recipes (where gluten free flour is specified) still aren't great. As this is a long term thing for me, it's worth experimenting, but it probably isn't for you.

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